IHSA – Western team
The College of Central Florida western equestrian team began competing in the fall of 2009 through the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association. IHSA provides collegiate riders of all skills the opportunity to compete individually and as teams in equestrian competition.
The CF western team contains members of all experience levels, from beginners to advanced riders. There are seven classes that make up an IHSA western show. Those classes are Beginner Western Horsemanship, Intermediate Western Horsemanship I, Intermediate Western Horsemanship II, Novice Western Horsemanship, Advanced Western Horsemanship, Open Western Horsemanship, Open Reining Pattern. In horsemanship classes, only the rider is being judged, therefore no penalty is assessed because of the horse's conformation, color or way of going.
In Intercollegiate competitions students do not need to own their own horse or tack. The horses are provided by the host school. Upon arriving to the show students are randomly assigned a horse. With no warm up time riders essentially arrive at the show with their show clothing and compete on horses they have never seen before.
The CF Western Team
The 2010-2011 CF Western team had a successful season, qualifying three riders for the regional finals. Congratulations to Captain Katie Bigge, Alix Mitchell and Marvin Davila. Best of luck to Katie as she continues her education at William Woods University.
Contact Coach Gamberino at email@example.com for more information.